Showing posts with label E-mail. Show all posts
Showing posts with label E-mail. Show all posts

Thursday, August 13, 2020


When I unsubscribe from an e-mail list and I get a message like this:

"You have successfully unsubscribed from our mailing list. We are sorry to see you go. We will process your request in the next 10 days."

I always go back to Gmail and flag the message as spam. Ten days! Bogus.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Needs Another Stamp

Saturday, April 26, 2014


I've mentioned before that I have a gmail account that often people confuse as their own. Today I got a couple of verification messages for a service I am not using.

We are pleased that you have chosen to secure your Canyousendmethepass account by providing an email address.
We are pleased that you have chosen to secure your Sendmethefkingpm account by providing an email address.
Somebody is getting frustrated.

Friday, March 21, 2014


Speaking of task managers... So many tasks revolve around e-mail, I like to use it as a virtual task manager. I've used Tasks and Appointments in Outlook, but they made it awkward to get back to the original message that generated the activity. I wanted to use the original message in order to maintain the history.

I've used Boomerang (for Outlook) and like it, except there was no quick option to have a message reappear in three days - critical for the Friday to Monday period.

TechHit has released SnoozeIt which is a similar tool. I already use TwInbox - which is their plugin to get tweets in my Outlook. I might have to check it out.

An update... before I got this posted, I saw KK Cool Tools recommending Boomerang for Gmail. What really caught my attention was this:
"You also — and this is a sweet add-on — get to choose whether you want the message to Boomerang as a function of whether your email receives a reply, is not clicked, is not opened, or regardless. So if you you choose to only Boomerang in 1 week if there is no reply because you want to make sure your email is attended to, and then the recipient replies in 2 days, your email will not come back to you in 1 week."
Cool indeed.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Loretta, Geek Squad has checked your device in for repair

I mentioned that I got in early with a gmail account and people mistakenly use my address as their own.

I just got an e-mail from the Geek Squad.
"Hello Loretta, 
Your device has been checked in at the Geek Squad® Precinct at your local Best Buy® store. We look forward to repairing it and getting it back to you soon."

I'm going to take a wild guess here... if Loretta doesn't know her e-mail address, fixing the device is going to be an uphill battle.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

What's in a name?

I was able to get my gmail address very early on - it is just my People use my address to sign up for all sorts of things - car rentals, apartment repairs, pizza orders, dating sites, etc.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Beat E-mail

One man's strategy to manage e-mail... my thoughts:

  • Touch messages as few times as possible - obviously once is best.
  • In order of preference
    • Delete
    • Archive
    • Delegate
    • Act
    • Delay (mark for follow-up)